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Journal of Asian Natural Products Research

Sheng Lin, Peng Fu, Tao Chen, Ji Ye, Xian-Wen Yang, Wei-Dong Zhang
Three new minor valepotriate isomers, jatamanvaltrates Z1 (1), Z2 (2), and Z3 (3), have been isolated from the whole plants of Valeriana jatamansi (syn. Valeriana wallichii.). Their structures were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analysis, especially 2D NMR and ESI-MS/MS(n). All isolated compounds displayed moderate cytotoxicity against the lung adenocarcinoma (A549), metastatic prostate cancer (PC-3 M), colon cancer (HCT-8), and hepatoma (Bel7402) cell lines with IC50 values of 2.8-8.3 μM.
December 7, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Jian-Hai Ding, Zhang-Gui Ding, Wei-Xun Chunyu, Jiang-Yuan Zhao, Hai-Bin Wang, Shi-Wei Liu, Fei Wang
Three new drimane sesquiterpenoids, 12-hydroxyalbrassitriol (1), drim-8(12)-en-6β,7α, 9α,11-tetraol (2), and drim-68(12)-dien-9α,11-diol (3), along with one known analog albrassitriol (4), were isolated from cultures of the tin mine tailings-associated fungus Penicillium sp. The new structures were determined on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses. All compounds were tested for their cytotoxicities against five human cancer cell lines.
November 28, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Chang Gao, Li-Li Lou, Di Wang, Yan Zhang, Xiao-Xiao Huang, Shao-Jiang Song
In our ongoing search for bioactive constituents, a new sesquiterpene polyol ester, named triptersinine U (1), together with five known triterpenes (2-6) and seven sesquiterpene pyridine alkaloids (7-13), were isolated from the roots of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. Their chemical structures were elucidated using extensive spectroscopic analyses, including 1D and 2D NMR, and HRESIMS, as well as comparison with previously reported data. Cytotoxic activities of all compounds 1-13 were evaluated against six human tumor cell lines (HepG2, Hep3B, Bcap37, U251, MCF-7 and A549) using the MTT in vitro assay...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Yu Deng, Jian-Qiang Zhao, Li-Juan Mei, Yan-Duo Tao
Two new monoterpenes, 3-(2-oxo-4-methyl-3-pentenyl)furan-5H-2-one (1) and 3-[(2E)-4-hydroxyl-4-methyl-2-pentenyl)]furan-5H-2-one (2), along with eight known compounds (3-10), were isolated from the stalks and infructescence of Sibiraea laevigata. Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic methods including extensive 1D and 2D NMR techniques. In addition, all of these isolates were evaluated for their cytotoxic and antioxidant activities. The results showed that compounds 5-7 displayed cytotoxicity with IC50 values ranging from 34...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Tian-Tian Guo, Jian-Chun Zhang, Hai Zhang, Qing-Chao Liu, Yong Zhao, Yu-Fei Hou, Lu Bai, Li Zhang, Xue-Qiang Liu, Xue-Ying Liu, Sheng-Yong Zhang, Nai-Sheng Bai
In this paper, 17 compounds (1-17) were isolated from the leaves of Hemp (Cannabis sativa f. sativa). Among the isolates, two were determined to be new spirans: cannabispirketal (1), and α-cannabispiranol 4'-O-β-D-glucopyranose (2) by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, LC-MS, and HRESIMS. The known compounds 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, and 16 were isolated from Hemp (C. sativa f. sativa) for the first time. Furthermore, compounds 8 and 13 were isolated from the nature for the first time. All isolated compounds were evaluated for cytotoxicity on different tissue-derived passage cancer cell lines through cell viability and apoptosis assay...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Chong-Xi Liu, Shuang-He Liu, Jun-Wei Zhao, Ji Zhang, Xiang-Jing Wang, Jian-Song Li, Ji-Dong Wang, Wen-Sheng Xiang
A new spectinabilin derivative (1) was isolated from the fermentation broth of the ant-derived Streptomyces sp. 1H-GS5, and the structure was elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analysis. Compound 1 showed cytotoxicity against human tumor cell lines A549, HCT-116, and HepG2 with IC50 values of 9.7, 12.8, and 9.1 μg/ml, respectively, which was relative higher than that of spectinabilin.
November 13, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Min Zhang, Jin-Lian Zhao, Ji-Mei Liu, Ri-Dao Chen, Ke-Bo Xie, Da-Wei Chen, Ke-Ping Feng, Dan Zhang, Jun-Gui Dai
Three new sesquiterpenoids trichoacorenols B-C and cyclonerodiol B (1-3), along with three known ones (4-6), were isolated from the mangrove plant endophytic fungus Trichoderma sp. Xy24 using various column chromatography techniques. The structures of these compounds were determined on the basis of extensive spectroscopic data analyses. Compounds 1, 2, 4, and 5 were four acorane sesquiterpenes, 3 and 6 were two monocyclic sesquiterpenediols. Compounds 3 and 5 exhibited significant neural anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting LPS-induced NO production in BV2 cells with the inhibitory rates of 75...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Yu-Xia Hu, Wei Zhang, Wen Zhang, Yin-Di Zhu, Guo-Xu Ma, Nai-Liang Zhu, Wen Sun, Ze-Xin Ma, Shi-Chun Yu, Xu-Dong Xu, Kai-Tuo Chen, Jun-Shan Yang
Two new triterpene saponins, clinopodiside VI (1) and saikosaponin c (2), along with six known saikosaponins (3-8), were isolated from the plant of Clinopodium polycephalum. Compounds 1-3 showed moderate inhibition against H9c2 cell damage induced by H2O2.
November 10, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Cheng Du, Ming-Hui Dong, Yu-Jie Ren, Lu Jin, Cheng Xu
A new series of resveratrol heterocyclic analogs (4a-m) were designed and synthesized, and their inhibitiory effects on MCF-7 cells were evaluated to investigate structure-activity relationship. The effects of these analogs on human breast cancer MCF-7 cells were also determined. Results showed that MCF-7 cells could be inhibited more potently by these analogs than by resveratrol (IC50 = 80.0 μM). Among the analogs, compounds 4c, 4e, and 4k showed a significantly higher activity (IC50 = 42.7, 48.1, and 43...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Qiang Fu, Chuang Zhou, Yu Ma, Min Yang, Hai-Mei Yuan, Jiang Chen, Pei-Xi Liu
The EtOH extract of the roots and rhizomes of Clematis mandshurica afforded two new lignans clemomanshurinane C (1) and clemomanshurinane D (2), and three known compounds (3-5). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic means and hydrolysis products. All compounds displayed moderate inhibitory activity against enzyme lipoxygenase.
November 1, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Kuo Xu, Zi-Ming Feng, Ya-Nan Yang, Jian-Shuang Jiang, Pei-Cheng Zhang
An ongoing phytochemical investigation of the rhizomes of Atractylodes lancea resulted in the isolation of four new C10-type polyacetylene glycosides (1-4). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic data (UV, IR, 1D and 2D NMR, and HRESIMS). The absolute configurations of compounds 2-4 were determined by comparing the specific rotations of their aglycones. Notably, compounds 2 and 3 exhibited significant hepatoprotective activities against APAP-induced HepG2 cell injury at a concentration of 10 μM...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Hong Jin, Shu Yang, Jun-Xing Dong
Four new lignan glycosides (1-4), named procumbenosides I, K, L, and M, together with cleistanthin B (5) reported for the first time in the genus Justicia, and 5 other known arylnaphthalene lignan glycosides (6-10) were isolated from the whole plant of Justicia procumbens. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) NMR experiments and mass spectrometry. Procumbenoside M (4) was a rare sesquilignan glycoside never previously reported in the species of Justicia...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Banita Pattnaik, Jerripothula K Lakshmi, Rachineni Kavitha, Bharatam Jagadeesh, Debanjan Bhattacharjee, Nishant Jain, Uppuluri V Mallavadhani
Some novel chemically modified frameworks of ursolic acid have been designed and synthesized. The key step was the cycloaddition of azidopropyl-3β-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oate with the appropriate C28 propargyl esters of ursolic, corosolic, asiatic, oleanolic, and betulinic acid under Click reaction conditions, and the products were obtained in 74-84% yields. In view of their intriguing structural diversity, they have been subjected to detailed 1D and 2D NMR studies and their structures are thoroughly assigned...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Jun-Chi Wang, Guang-Zhi Li, Na Lv, Lian-Gang Shen, Lei-Ling Shi, Jian-Yong Si
A new drimane-type sesquiterpene with an isocitric acid moiety, cryptoporic acid S (1), together with six known compounds, cryptoporic acid D (2), β-sitosterol (3), β-daucosterol (4), stigmast-4-en-3-one (5), ergosterol (6), and (22E,24R)-ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β-triol (7), was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Cryptoporus volvatus. The structures of these compounds were established on the basis of UV, IR, MS, 1D and 2D NMR analysis. In the meanwhile, compounds 1 and 2 were evaluated for antioxidant activity using the methods of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl free radical scavenging activity (DPPH-RSA) and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay, and they exhibited moderate antioxidant activities...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Wei-Zhuo Tang, Zhong-Zhen Yang, Fan Sun, Shu-Ping Wang, Fan Yang, Hou-Wen Lin
Chemical investigation on CH2Cl2 extract of the marine sponge Leucandra sp. afforded two new compounds named leucanone A (1) and naamine J (2), together with eight known compounds (3-10). Their structures were elucidated on the basis of NMR spectroscopic analyses, and comparing with the literature. The cytotoxic activities of the compounds were evaluated against four cancer cell lines, and compound 2 showed mild cytotoxic activities against MCF-7, A549, HeLa, and PC9 cancer cell lines with IC50 values in the range of 20...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Pei-Pei Xu, Qing-Feng Li, Yong-Mei Cui, Hai-Xia Lin
A series of paclitaxel analogs modified at C-3'-N and C-7 positions were synthesized from baccatin III and their structures were confirmed by (1)H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, HR-MS. Compound 7e exhibited potent ability to decrease TNFα (tumor necrosis factor α) in the LPS-activated RAW264.7 murine macrophage-like cell line. The preliminary data indicated that the anti-inflammatory effects may be related to MD-2 and Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), rather than Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2).
October 18, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Le Thi Vien, Bui Thi Ngoan, Tran Thi Hong Hanh, Le Ba Vinh, Do Cong Thung, Do Thi Thao, Nguyen Van Thanh, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Nguyen Hoai Nam, Phan Van Kiem, Chau Van Minh
Using combined chromatographic separations, two new steroid glycosides namely pentacerosides A (1) and B (2), and four known compounds were isolated from the methanol extract of the starfish Pentaceraster gracilis. Their structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic data ((1)H and (13)C NMR, HSQC, HMBC, (1)H-(1)H COSY, ROESY, and FT-ICR-MS) and by comparing obtained results to the literature values. Among the isolated compounds, only maculatoside (5) showed significant cytotoxic effect against Hep-G2 (IC50 = 16...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Guo-Wei Wang, Chao Lv, Yun-Heng Shen, Wei-Dong Zhang
Two new abietane diterpenoids (1-2) and 13 known compounds (3-15) were characterized from the branches and leaves of Abies faxoniana. The chemical structures of the new diterpenoids (1-2) were determined through the analysis of various 1D/2D NMR techniques. Compound 3 is 151,617-trinor-abietane diterpenoid conjugated with a three-membered epoxide ring. The isolated diterpenoids were tested for their cytotoxicities. Among them, compound 3 exhibited the strongest antiproliferative effect against human hepatoma cell SMMC7721 with an IC50 value of 12...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Qu-Tong Zheng, Ze-Hua Yang, Liu-Ying Yu, Yu-Yan Ren, Qiu-Xia Huang, Qiu Liu, Xiang-Yu Ma, Zi-Kang Chen, Zong-Bao Wang, Xing Zheng
Numerous biological activities including antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammation, and antivirus of the natural product curcumin were reported. However, the clinical application of it was significantly limited by its instability, poor solubility, less body absorbing, and low bioavailability. This review focuses on the structure modification and antioxidant activity evaluation of curcumin. To study the structure-activity relationship (SAR), five series of curcumin analogs were synthesized and their antioxidant activity were evaluated in vitro...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
Zhen Liu, Yan-Hua Lu, Xu Feng, Ying-Xin Zou, Zhuo Diao, Zhi-Yong Chu
The pentacyclic triterpenoid hederagenin (1) was subjected to biotransformation by Cunninghamella echinulate CGMCC 3.2000, Mucor subtilissimus CGMCC 3.2454 and Pseudomonas oleovorans CGMCC 1.1641. Three metabolites were obtained. On the basis of nuclear magnetic resonance and high-resolution mass spectral analyses, their structures were characterized as 3β, 23-dihydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (2), 3β, 15α, 23-trihydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid (3), 1β, 3β, 23-trihydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid (4), and metabolite (3) was a new compound...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
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